HP Ultrium LTO-2 Tape write protected

Posted on 2006-10-19
Last Modified: 2008-10-16

Recently, something went wrong and I can no longer do tape backups.  The drive returns: The tape is write protected, although the swith on the back is in the correct position, I get this for any tape I put in.  I have updated the firmware and the driver (Windows 2003) and used the Diagnostic Tool as well, the same results.  Any ideas?

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andyalder earned 500 total points
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Warranty call, the sensor must be broken.

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Or sometimes it helps if you clean out the dust. Sensores are often optical, and if dust clogs the optical path, you'll get wrong results!

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I've ordered a replacement drive from HP.  I'll update you all when that is in place.  Thanks


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